"The Story of an Hour" Unit
Kate Chopin's tale, "The Story of an Hour," is the anchor text in a six-lesson Unit Module designed for ESL and ELD students. Lessons provide learners with background knowledge of the role of women in 19th-century America and the author. Each lesson uses interactive and shared readings, comprehension worksheets with highlighted academic vocabulary, and class discussion to support their reading of this complex text. Included mini-lessons focus on literacy concepts such as irony and analogies, writing summaries, and crafting arguments using evidence from a text.